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The CCIB seminar series offers interesting presentations related to research in computational and integrative biology. The presentations reflect the types of collaborative research being done at the center and provide an opportunity to come together as a community for informal discussions and conversation.

Unless noted, all seminars take place during the free period (12:20pm – 1:20pm) in the Business and Science Building, Room 132.

Coffee and snacks are provided.

Next Seminar:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – SCIENCE LECTURE HALL

Dr. Brad Davidson, Swarthmore College

TITLE: Mitotic membrane turnover: inscribing heart cell fate during division.

ABSTRACT: Cell fate decisions can be impacted by trafficking of signal components. Recent studies have overturned the long-held assumption that trafficking is shutdown during mitosis. Thus, mitotic trafficking of signaling components may play a profound, largely unrecognized role in embryonic and stem cell fate. We have gained significant insights regarding the interplay between division and signaling by examining embryonic development in the basal chordate, Ciona intestinalis. The extreme cellular simplicity of Ciona embryos facilitates high-resolution, in vivo analysis of inductive signaling mechanisms. In particular, we focus on Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) dependent induction of the heart progenitor lineage. We have found that mitotic redistribution of FGF receptors (FGFRs) promotes differential heart progenitor induction. We are currently investigating the role of mitotic kinases in FGF receptor localization. 

Future Seminars:

SPRING 2016 Seminar Speakers                      

  • February 16, 2016: Dr. KJ Won, Univ of Pennsylvania – SCIENCE LECTURE HALL
  • February 23, 2016: Dan Pinolini, CCIB Student
  • March 1, 2016: ECOI Training w/ Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • March 8, 2016: Alicia Eber, UVM
  • March 22, 2016:  TBA
  • March 29, 2016: Min Kyung Kim, CCIB Student
  • April 5, 2016:  TBA
  • April 12, 2016:  TBA
  • April 19, 2016:  Dr. William Saidel, Rutgers-Camden, Biology
  • April 26, 2016:  Dr. Grace Brannigan, Rutgers-Camden, Physics
  • May 3, 2016: Reading Days
  • May 10, 2016: Final Exams

Past Seminars:

Visit http://ccib.camden.rutgers.edu/seminars/past-seminars/ for a list of all past CCIB seminars.

CCIB Seminar Evaluation Form:

If you are a registered student for CCIB Seminar, you will need to complete a seminar evaluation form after each seminar.